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Underarm Laser Hair Removal Step by Step

December 6, 2016

 

This is the patient's third laser hair treatment. Has very dark and coarse hair. Laser used is the Cutera CoolGlide.

 

The Cutera CoolGlide is the best laser hair removal system on the market for all skin types and tones, from light to dark, including tanned patients. Its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling design, allow extremely effective, safe and permanent results.

 

Pre-laser photo

The color, texture and distribution of the hair will determine your laser settings. Area must be shaved prior to laser treatment.

 

Step 1: Clean the area that is to be treated

Clean underarms with alcohol to remove any extra residue. The laser targets hair follicle pigment so you don't want other particles.

 

Step 2: Lay down, get comfortable & relax.

 Step 3: Ice Area

Ice/cool area if preferred to dull the possible mild pinching/stinging sensation.

 

Step 4: Gel area

Apply gel to area.  Gel is a barrier between the CoolGlide and the skin.

 

Step 5: Apply awesome goggles, not only for style, but for protection.

 Step 6: Laser treatment

 

Step 7: Remove Gel

Some follicles will immediately come out as seen on the gauze. The remaining follicles, in active growth phase, will fall out in the next two weeks.

 

Step 8: Ice

Ice area if you have discomfort. 

 

Immediate Post-Laser Treatment

 

Repeat steps every 6 weeks.  Optimal results after 6 treatments.  Maintenance treatments may be required.

 

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